In Singapore where hobbyist are generally understood as Gundam models collectors or Tamiya cars racers, Sim Lim Tower is probably the only market place for electronics lovers. With four stories of retro-style retail shops which essentially selling the same vintage, it never fails to bring me back to the good old days. I sometimes do … Continue reading Shopping bag
Along with the huge success of Raspberry Pi is the booming of after-market boxes/enclosures made available. There are fancy laser-cut acrylic boxes, 3D-printed boxes, boxes with breadboards, etc, which are either out of reach or just too expensive for me. However I definitely need some protectionfor the board as my table is sometimes full of screws, naked … Continue reading Raspberry Pi in a box
Watching EEVBlog is extremely dangerous. Underneath Dave's "overly enthusiastic style" there is electronics porn that I absolutely have no immunity to. Especially after seeing his tear down of Rigol DS1052e digital oscilloscope, I am totally poisoned. Thanks to the hardworking of Chinese engineers this once high-end professional equipment now only cost a friction of their … Continue reading New workbench setup
It took me a while but I've made some progress ... Here are the photos of finished board: [style-my-gallery css="max-width: 80%; margin: 0 auto 25px auto" options='animation: "fade", directionNav: false, pauseOnHover: true, slideshowSpeed: 5000, animationDuration: 300'] Working as a software engineer for ten over years, I did not initially consider Adruino programming is of any … Continue reading Project Crystal (Part 2)
A small project I did while waiting for the Raspberry Pi - Arduino controlled RGB LED light. The initial idea was stolen taken from Luminch One I made several redesigns: RGB LED strip instead of original high-powered LED Use battery power. The journey for battery power ends up to be much more complex. The major concern is standby … Continue reading Project Crystal (Part 1)
This is a back dated post to celebrate the arrival of my Raspberry Pi. Delivered on 7th May 2012 from element14 Singapore. This is the device that revived my hobby of DIY electronics, after so many years of dull programming job. Thanks Eben and the Raspberry Pi foundation !